This narrated journey travels through a portion of the Warehouse and Capital Districts on its way to the focus of the tour: the Oakwood Historic District. Oakwood is a pretty downtown neighborhood filled with restored 19th-century homes in a variety of architectural styles. See where prominent city founders once lived and enjoy an extended glide through the sprawling, hilly grounds of historic Oakwood Cemetery. Carolina Touring Company is an Oakwood Cemetery authorized tour.
Highlights of the Historic Oakwood tour: • Oakwood Historic District: The 19th-century neighborhood was Raleigh’s first true “suburb” and is filled with lovely period homes. • Oakwood Cemetery: On our authorized tour of this historic cemetery, founded in 1869, you’ll see the final resting place of nearly 1,500 Confederate soldiers; the House of Memory pays tribute to North Carolinians who’ve served our country in times of conflict. • Governor’s Mansion: Built in 1891, the stately Queen-Anne style home serves as the official residence of North Carolina’s governor.
About Electric Trikkes (pronounced Tr-EYE-k)
The Trikke LEV (Light Electric Vehicle) is the most user-friendly electric personal mobility device available today. Its 3-wheel cambering (leaning) design corners superbly and is incredibly maneuverable, offering an active, sporty and fun riding experience, and unrivaled stability and safety. With steering that’s just like a bike’s and intuitive handlebar controls for braking and throttle, most riders are cruising comfortably within minutes. All our routes have been enhanced to take advantage of the unique abilities of the Trikke LEV.
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Minimum rider age is 14 years old. Those who are 14-17 must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the tour and their liability waiver signed by a parent. All riders must weigh no more than 260 pounds, be in good health, and be able to steer and use handbrakes like a bicycle. For safety reasons, pregnant women are not allowed to participate. The tour duration is approximate and it includes an equipment orientation and training. CLOSED-TOE ATHLETIC SHOES STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.